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Mercer 45

(0-1, 0-1 away)

(11) Texas A&M 73

(1-0, 1-0 home)

    9:00 PM ET, November 14, 2008

    1 2 T
    MER 15 3045
    #11TA&M 41 3273

    Top Performers

    Mercer: N. Doh 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Texas A&M: T. White 13 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Stl, 2 Blk

    Texas A&M gets trophy, rings before season-opening win

    Associated Press

    COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Tyra White scored 13 points and Danielle Gant added 12 as No. 10 Texas A&M defeated Mercer 73-45 in both teams' season opener Friday night.

    The Aggies, who received their Big 12 tournament champion and NCAA regional final rings before the game, led 20-2 eight minutes in. They were up 41-15 at halftime thanks to nine points from forward Tanisha Smith, a junior-college transfer.

    Texas A&M outrebounded undersized Mercer 45-32. The Bears had 29 turnovers and the Aggies 22 in the sloppy opener. Texas A&M guard Sydney Colson played eight minutes only four months after major surgery on her right knee. The Bears, who were 4-26 last season, were led by Natasha Doh's 15 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MER
    TA&M
    Points 45 73
    FG Made-Attempted 13-43 (.302) 30-63 (.476)
    3P Made-Attempted 0-8 (.000) 4-9 (.444)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-28 (.679) 9-19 (.474)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 23 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 33

    Game Leaders

     
    MER
    TA&M
    PointsN. Doh 15T. White 13
    ReboundsN. Doh 8A. Elonu 8
    AssistsN. Doh 1S. Colson 4
    StealsD. Chism 3A. Elonu 3
    BlocksT. Lewis 3T. White 2

    2008-09 Season

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